Jun 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Washington is walkable, beautiful, historical, political, instructive, and just plain interesting. We’ll take advantage of all these traits to learn a bit about what makes this country tick—its governance and political traditions. (There will be no quiz at the end.) The walking route of about 5 miles (easy or 1 blister) is designed to pass by some important buildings and landmarks of all three branches of the Federal government, including the White House, the National Archives, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian museums, and several agencies. Ms Llewelyn Engel will be our guide.
We’ll meet outside the Jefferson Drive entrance of the Freer Gallery at 10 am, near the S. Dillon Ripley Center entrance, and across the street from the Mall entrance of the Smithsonian Metro station. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water and bag lunch, or buy. Check here for updates or more details a few days before the hike.